John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

BEER AVG
3.58/5
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

33 Dunster St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
United States

(617) 868-3585 | map
johnharvards.com

Notes:
No longer brewing beer at this location.

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191
Reviews:
595
Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
105
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by bewareOFpenguin:
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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Pagers at brewpub? My o my. That's how crowded this place was when my wife and I went. Being from Cambridge, I remembered when it was 33 Dunster Street. It is a wide open basement. The bar looked inviting, but we could not squeeze ourselves between any self-important Harvard types. When we were finally paged for a table, I ordered a pale ale, my wife a porter. I really wanted another type of beer, but was told they had a "rotating" brewing order and it was not available. Why have it on the menu? The food was good, but the constant din of voices was quite annoying. I felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie. Worth stopping in once or twice, but would never make it my "bar". Besides, I didn't feel important enough.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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2.86/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Stopped here before Harvard's home opener v Holy Cross in September. It was average. They had a beer from most styles on the menu and my wife and I both chose to go with the all seasonal harvest ale. Food was average. Cant go wrong with a burger but nothing to write home about.

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3.55/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Visited in the 90's and have a pint glass to prove it

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Cambridge, MA
3.58 out of 5 based on 939 ratings.
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